About Us

Our Mission

KHEAA-Alabama provides free college- and career-planning information to Alabama students. It is an outreach effort of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), an agency of Kentucky state government. KHEAA was designated the guaranty agency for the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) in Alabama in the mid-1990s. When FFELP was ended by Congress in 2010, KHEAA decided to continue providing free online resources to Alabamians. Because KHEAA is a state agency, the meetings of its board of directors and the board's committees are open to the public.

2018 Board Meeting Schedule

January 9, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting 10:00 a.m., ET - Canceled
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
February 20, 2018
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
March 1, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
March 20, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting 10 a.m., ET - Canceled
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
April 26, 2018
Exective Committee Meeting 2 p.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
May 17, 2018
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m., ET

KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
May 29, 2018
Dinner Meeting
TBA
May 30, 2018
Board Meeting 9 a.m., ET
Transylvania University Lexington, Ky.
June 12, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting 11 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
June 26, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting 10 a.m., ET - Canceled
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
August 2, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting 11 a.m., ET agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
August 21, 2018
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m., ET agenda
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
August 28, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting 3 p.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
September 11, 2018
Board Meeting 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
September 25, 2018
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m., ET - Canceled
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
October 18, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting 10 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
October 24, 2018
Board Meeting 9 a.m., ET agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
December 4, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting 10 a.m., ET agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
December 13, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting 9:30 a.m., ET agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of 10 voting members appointed by the Governor. In addition, the President of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, President of the Council on Postsecondary Education, Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, Kentucky State Treasurer, and the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education serve as voting, ex officio members.

Our board members also serve on the boards of the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC), Kentucky's Affordable Prepaid Tuition (KAPT) program, and the Asset Resolution Corporation (ARC).

Appointed Board Members
Neil Quinlan
ARGI Financial Group
Louisville
Shelley Park
Program Comm Chair
Retired University Administrator
Richmond
Michael L. Keck
Chair‐Elect
Investment Banker
Five Talents Financial Group
Science Hill
Wes Cornett
Retired
Director of Schools
Waynesburg
Olivia Davis
Secretary‐Treasurer
CPA ‐ Lecturer
University of Kentucky
Lexington
Gerald J. Plappert, Jr.
Business investor, CPA, CFO
Louisville
Teresa Hail
General Contractor
D.C. Trimble, Inc.
Somerset
Charles Vinson
past‐Chair
Retired Financial Aid Director, Murray State University
Murray
Rene Brown
Healthcare Professional and Pastor
Louisville
Stephen L. Zeitz
Chair
Senior Banking Officer–Trust
Commonwealth Bank & Trust
Louisville
Ex Officio Members
Dr. Gary S. Cox
Finance and Audit Chair
President
Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Frankfort
Allison Ball
State Treasurer
Frankfort
Aaron Thompson
President
Council on Postsecondary Education
Frankfort
William M. Landrum III
Secretary
Finance & Administration Cabinet
Frankfort